LucasArts thins ranks

“A minor adjustment” has hit the LucasArts workforce, the studio’s confirmed. It’s the second announcement of its kind from a big-name company in 24 hours (Activision confirmed it’s dropping Guitar Hero developer Budcat Creations, while PGR developer Bizarre’s fate is unclear).

A rep from LucasArts delivered the news to IGN in a brief statement: “LucasArts recently made a minor adjustment in staffing to help us better address the needs of the business.”

The number of affected wasn’t disclosed, and the company was said to remain “committed to our internal studio – and to fostering relationships with trusted external partners – in order to deliver quality games that amaze and inspire fans.”

Current and future projects were said not to be impacted by the move.

The studio’s last game remains Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, which took a bit of a critical beating as it released last month. The PC/360/PS3 versions currently hold a 62-65/100 average on Metacritic. The Wii version has fared a bit better with an average of 75.

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